Social Issues | May 2019   
Every Woman's Place for Support, Connections and Community.
June is National Indigenous History Month!  
Monday, June 17
Meet at the Women's Centre (39 4 St NE) at 10:45 am  
Opening Ceremonies begin at 11:00 am at the Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) 
Join us at the Women's Centre to walk to the Olympic Plaza for the opening ceremonies of Aboriginal Awareness Week! For more information, click here. 
Radio Spotlight

Seven female students decided they're tired of NOT talking about periods. So they made a podcast about it -- called Sssh! Periods.
Community Events

Wednesday, June 5
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Women's Centre of Calgary
39 4 St NE
Join us as we explore everything from barriers to women biking, to the connection between bike pathways and climate resilience. Child minding is available. 

Sunday, June 2
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 St SW

The blanket exercise is a free, hands-on workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Monday, June 10
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Women's Centre of Calgary
39 4 St NE

Meet the Truth and Reconciliation Committee at the Women's Centre, share your stories, and make new connections. This event will open with a smudging ceremony.

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Indigenous Issues
A bill that could lead to the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada is one step closer to becoming a law.
Dr. Marcia Anderson says the racism she experienced in med school was 'repeated and regular and serious'.
Representation and Equality

Using her knitting, Mayor Sue Montgomery tracks how much men and women speak in council.
Even breadwinning wives don't get equality at home Gender equality lags for women in many realms, including their own homes.
Take this quiz to find which solutions have the biggest effect on curbing climate change.

Comprising less than 5% of the world's population, Indigenous people protect 80% of global biodiversity.
Poverty and Income

New research from the University of Calgary suggests that a basic income could be achieved through modest changes to tax policy, with no new expenses.
Children and Youth
Others argue that the bill does impact women differently than men, with one critic calling the minister's claims 'voluntary blindness'.

We would like to acknowledge that the Women's Centre is situated on the traditional
territories of the Treaty 7 First Nations people and is also home to M├ętis Nation of Alberta, Region III.